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Election of 1874

January 1874

From Carloviana 2001 page18

Election of 1874

Carlow Borough

January 31 Electorate 303

Henry Owen Lewis M.R. (LIB). Elected without opposition, Lewis Henry Owen, Lancaster Gate London, Inniskeen Co. Monaghan, only surviving son of Lt Col Arthur Gamble-Lewis and D.L of Monaghan. Married Henrietta only daughter of Henry Owen Scott of Scotstown Co. Monaghan and relict of Hon Richard Westenra. Born at Merrion Square Dublin 1842 married 1866 Frances Sophia daughter of the late Francis Charles Elsegood Esq of Brook St. Grosvenor Sq. London. Educated at T.C.D. A magistrate for Counties Dublin & Waterford and D.L. for Monaghan. A Liberal in favour of Home Rule for Ireland also in favour of the amen durent of the existing grand jury law. Sat for the Borough of Carlow from Feb 1874 until he retired in 1880.

Carlow County

Feb 2, Electorate 2180

Henry Bruen Conservative, elected Arthur Mac Murragh Kavanagh

Conservative elected.

Bruen, Henry, Oak Park, Carlow.

Carlton. Sackville Street. Dublin.  Only son of Col. Henry Bruen, Oak Park, Carlow (who was for many years MP for that Co.), by Anne, daughter, of Thomas Kavanagh, Esq., of Borris House, Co. Carlow. Born 1828, married 1854, Mary Margaret the 3rd daughter of Col. Conolly of Castletown, Co. Kildare. A conservative, believed it was the interest and the duty of the state to support religion. First returned for Carlow Co. April, 1857 and sat until defeated 1880. Died 8 March, 1912.

Kavanagh, Arthur MacMurrough, 19 Chester Square, London. Borris House, Borris, Co. Carlow. Sackville Street Club. Dublin. Son of Thomas Kavanagh. Esq., of Borris House, Co. Carlow, by Lady Harriet Margaret, daughter of the Rev Joseph Forde Leatbley, of Temonfeckin Rectory, Co. Louth. Was High sheriff of Kilkenny hi 1855, of Carlow in 1857. A Magistrate for the Co.s of Carlow and Wexford and chairman of the New Ross Board of Guardians. Author of The Cruise of the Era. A conservative, voted against the disestablishment of the Irish Church 1869. Sat for the Co. of Wexford from November 1866 to December 1868 from which date he sat for the Co. of Carlow until defeated 1880. Founded Irish Land Corporation 1883. P.C. (Ireland) 1886. Died 25 Dec 1889.

Notes taken from Parliamentary election results in Ireland 1801-1922 edited by Brien M Walker and notes of members of British H of C

Contributed bv PF Meehan

From Carloviana 2001 page18

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